Ethics Series Events
Wednesday, Apr 3, 2013: 12:00 PM - M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Onstead Auditorium Polio: A Look Back at America's Most Successful Public Health Crusade, Dr. David Oshinsky, Professor, Jack S. Blanton Chair in History at the University of Texas at Austin
Thursday, Apr 11, 2013: 12:00 PM - UT School of Public Health Auditorium New Vaccines: How and Why ACIP Makes Vaccine Recommendations - Dr. Larry Pickering, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, CDC
Polio Resource Links
A list of interesting and helpful links to polio information
ProSearch at The TMC Library
The Savior of a Generation
"Well, the people, I would say. There is no patent. Could you patent the sun?" - Jonas Salk, 1914-1995
[On being asked who owned the patent on his polio vaccine.]
Polio in Houston
From 1962. A doctor and nurse administer polio vaccine at a Houston Colt .45s game. The late 50s and early 60s saw a Houston-wide effort to knock out this devastating disease.
Image courtesy of The TMC Library, McGovern Historical Collection IC 04, Harris County Medical Society records, box Victory Over Polio.
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Polio in Art
Christina's World by Andrew Wyeth
Wyeth painted his neighbor, Christina Olson, in a field near her home in 1948. Olson was a victim of paralytic poliomyelitis.
Good Reads from Our Catalog
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